Kristina Kuzmich lives in north country San Diego, in the beach community of Cardiff/Encinitas. At a young age, growing up in the American Midwest, she was first influenced by her pastor father, who instilled a strong idea and respect for discipline. Her trainings in Tibetan Buddhist Meditation while studying at Naropa University in Boulder, CO only deepened her personal insight and intrigue with the human body and the mind/body healing potential. She gained her Massage Therapy certification and later went on to train, study, mentor and assist master yoga teacher, Annie Carpenter, obtaining her SmartFLOW® Yoga certification in Los Angeles at Exhale Sacred Center for Movement. Before moving to Encinitas, Kristina previously lived in the quaint ski town of Vail, Colorado for five years, where she taught weekly yoga classes, instructed specialized yoga workshops throughout the High Rockies, directed a yoga studio, led a teaching immersion for newer yoga teachers, and worked with individual yoga and massage clients. In May of 2013 she hosted her first Yoga Surf Retreat in the historic town of Todos Santos, Baja, Mexico.
Currently, Kristina is a 200 E-RYT with Yoga Alliance, LMT in Colorado, and a CMT in California. Holding over 1000 hours in body therapeutics, Kristina has learned to see the body as a whole unit, not only on the massage table but also in flowing, smart body functions & movements. From these amazing experiences, Kristina’s living yoga unfolded and in 2012 she created Mindful Evolution Yoga & Therapy, working with her clients, she combines yogic philosophy, therapeutic massage, meditation and health into a daily sequence of life of AWAKEning ~ helping you find your LivingME! She offers individual sessions and group sessions, as well as workshops, retreats and group lectures.
Kristina in the cOMmunity!
During her time in Vail, Kristina held her first large formatted fundraiser for Bridges Between (BB) and began to feel the inner spark and fulfillment that came from connecting people within a community and bringing awareness to others in need on and off the (yoga) mat. Her love for community, personal growth and helping others to evolve led her on a three week volunteer trip with BB to Nepal in 2012. Since then, she has become a dedicated council member, serving as the Director of Public Relations and Community Outreach for BB, promoting education, health and agricultural awareness to the women and families of rural Nepal. Kristina is honored to be a yoga ambassador for Manduka, Ahnu and lululemon athletica.
Kristina finds balance in her busy schedule by joyfully cooking while sipping on wine red, meeting new people, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, eating dark chocolate, loving on her cat, Oscar, and enriching her relationships to the best of her abilities as they present themselves.
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